History Quiz / 'H' English history

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Name the following people and events associated with English history that begin with the letter 'H'.

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Which legendary figure was said to steal from the rich and give to the poor?
Who was king of England at the start of the Wars of the Roses?
What is the name of the fictional detective created by Arthur Conan Doyle?
Who was the explorer cast adrift in James Bay Canada and disappeared 1611?
Which astronomer 1656-1742 predicted the return of a comet named after him that returns every 75-76 years?
Which Prime Minister took the UK into the Common Market in 1973?
Which novelist 1840-1928 wrote 'The Mayor of Casterbridge', 'Tess of the D'urbervilles' and 'Far from the Madding Crowd'?
Who was the sea dog and naval administrator who designed the ships that helped defeat the Spanish Armada of 1558?
Which writer 1894-1963 is best known for his novel 'Brave New World' published 1932?
Which author and novelist 1822-96 is best known for his novel 'Tom Brown's School Days' published 1857?
Who was the philosopher 1558-1679 best remembered for his book 'Leviathan' published 1651?
Who was the artist and pictorial satirist 1697-1764 of works such as 'Gin Lane', 'Beer Street' and 'A Rake's Progress'?
Which palace did Cardinal Thomas Wolsey build in the 1510s and give as a gift to Henry VIII in 1528?
Who was the 4th Duke of Norfolk executed 1572 for his part in the Ridolfi Plot to assassinate Elizabeth I?
Who was Horatio Nelson's mistress from 1798 until his death in 1805?
Who was the clockmaker 1693-1776 who invented the marine chronometer that enabled longitude to be calculated at sea?
Which castle in Kent was the seat of the Boleyn family from 1462 until 1539?
Which Admiral defeated a French fleet at the Battle of Quiberon Bay in 1759 preventing a French invasion of Britain?
Which weaver and carpenter 1720-78 is credited with inventing the multi-spindle spinning frame 'Spinning Jenny' in 1764?
Which figure c.1035-c.72 based in the Fens of East Anglia is said to have rebelled against the rule of William I?

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